Day: January 2, 2017

GOEs begin tomorrow

GOEs begin tomorrow

Spare a prayer for senior seminarians across the country who are preparing to take their General Ordination Examination starting Tuesday morning. Six 3.5-hour exams spread over three days, with a rest day on Thursday, will test the proficiency of candidates for ordination in the canonically required areas of knowledge. Find out more, and check out […]

“The World’s Religions” author Huston Smith has died

“The World’s Religions” author Huston Smith has died

He wrote the book on comparative religion – The Religions of Man, later retitled The World’s Religions, used in college religion courses for more than 50 years according to the New York Times in a story reporting Smith’s death at the age of 97 on December 30, and remembering his life. The book examines the […]

Going to church alone

Going to church alone

“I opened the church door. Inside, it was silent. Had I gotten the time wrong… I felt a pang of dismay as I hovered on the threshold, deciding whether to investigate further or just go home. Through the open door, I could smell the distinct fragrance that seems to emanate from every old church: incense, candles, flowers. I stepped inside.”